Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q51. Do you have any views on our approach to minerals? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 20583553//32
Respondent Bleadon Parish Council [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Dec 2018
Comment

We note that DM14 emphasises the need to justify proposed locations for mineral extraction and to have regard for the impacts on humans and the environment. We believe that the statement in DM14 "Proposals should be supported by adequate evidence, to the satisfaction of the council, that the development is needed and justified, and that potential impacts have been satisfactorily investigated and addressed. Proposals must not have unacceptable impacts and should satisfactorily mitigate any adverse impacts" should be strengthened in order to ensure that maximum weight is given to these human and environmental concerns when proposals are considered.

 

Summary
the environment. We believe that the statement in DM14 “Proposals should be
supported by adequate evidence, to the satisfaction of the council, that the
development is needed and justified, and that potential impacts have been
satisfactorily investigated and addressed. Proposals must not have unacceptable
impacts and should satisfactorily mitigate any adverse impacts” should be
strengthened in order to ensure that maximum weight is given to these concerns.
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